ADEA CAAPID: Applicants

ADEA CAAPID is the centralized application service for international applicants who have previously completed a dental education program outside the United States or Canada who wish to practice dentistry in the United States.


The 2018-2019 application cycle will open on March 1, 2018.
The application instructions have been updated.

ADEA CAAPID® Customer Service

Customer Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, except federal holidays

Phone: 617-612-2035     


Interested in learning all about the ADEA CAAPID application process?

  • A webinar for prospective ADEA CAAPID applicants will take place on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will detail the entire 2018 application. Register now.


Additional resources to help you learn more about the ADEA CAAPID application process can be found below:
  • Review the  ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions.
  • All participating programs have a profile on the  ADEA CAAPID Directory. Browse by state. The profiles include contact information, program requirements, and a description of the program.
  • To find out more about becoming licensed in the U.S. and Canada, visit ADEA GoDental.
  • DENTPIN®: A personal identification number used in place of the social security number. Every applicant must retrieve a DENTPIN to initiate an ADEA CAAPID application. Click here to retrieve an existing DENTPIN.   

Are you an international applicant?

Determine which application service is right for you by answering a few simple questions:

  1. Have you completed a dental degree program outside the United States or Canada?
    • No – Apply for a traditional D.D.S. or D.M.D. program via ADEA AADSAS.
    • Yes – Go to the next question.
  2. Do you wish to practice dentistry in the United States after completion of your education in this country?
    • No – Apply for a dental residency in a specialty area via ADEA PASS.
    • Yes – Apply for an advanced standing program via ADEA CAAPID.